How Good Was Roy Tarpley If He Had Not Tried to Snort A Bakery's Worth of White Powder?

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What's a clean and sober Roy Tarpley accomplish?

Poll runs till Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:41 am

Perennial All NBA/HOF
4
13%
Perennial All-Star/Borderline All NBA
15
50%
Borderline All Star
5
17%
Long Term Starter
2
7%
Top Bencher/pernnial 6MOY candidate
1
3%
I'm too young to have watched Roy Tarpley play
3
10%
 
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Post#1 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:41 am

Roy Tarpley. Classic and notorious "what if' case. Won 6MOY as a kid in the last years of the Ro Blackman/Derek Harper/Mark Aguirre/Sam Perkins/Detlef Shrempf Mavs teams of the 80s. Also apparently watched way too much Miami Vice...and thought the coke dealers were the heroes. One of the best rebounders of his age, and the first player I ever saw pull off the "block snatch", where he went up and just snatched the ball out of the air in one giant mitt rather than merely blocking it. In the last three abbreviated seasons due to drugs, alcohol (and maybe a knee injury? forget) before his first ban, averaged 17.3-11.5, 16.8-13.1, and 20.4-11.0.

He was 26 when first banned. Made it back for most of one season 3years later. Got banned again and perma banned. Played in Europe. Sued the NBA under the ADA claiming his addiction was a "disability". Died young.

So what did we miss out on if his nose did not look like Rudolph's?

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Post#2 » by ellobo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:22 am

A better rebounding, worse shooting LaMarcus Aldridge.
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Post#3 » by Bologna Smasher » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:26 am

About as good as Jayson Williams, which is nowhere near as good as Lou Amundson.
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Post#4 » by Curmudgeon » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:29 am

Very good. All star level talent. Even stoned he averaged 17-13.5 per 36 for his career.
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Post#5 » by Texas Chuck » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:30 am

He was a great player and making light of addiction sucks.
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Post#6 » by MagicBagley18 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:32 am

Dude is dead have some respect at least in the thread name
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Post#7 » by TheBobster » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:33 am

Zero class in the thread title.
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Post#8 » by Dominater » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:38 am

Don't do drugs kids
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Post#9 » by Lockdown504090 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:39 am

This thread is in such bad taste. i actually hope something bad happens to you.
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Post#10 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:40 am

MagicBagley18 wrote:Dude is dead have some respect at least in the thread name


Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.
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Post#11 » by MagicBagley18 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:44 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
MagicBagley18 wrote:Dude is dead have some respect at least in the thread name


Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.


I guess you have never known anyone with an addiction or clearly lack empathy for his family at all. You seem like a real winner
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Post#12 » by Plutonashfan » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:14 am

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MagicBagley18 wrote:Dude is dead have some respect at least in the thread name


Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.

Wow you must fun and giggles, life of the party IRL. Then again I remember your rambling about Boogie, etc. Seems like many other people agree with my settlement.
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Post#13 » by Plutonashfan » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:26 am

MagicBagley18 wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:
MagicBagley18 wrote:Dude is dead have some respect at least in the thread name


Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.


I guess you have never known anyone with an addiction or clearly lack empathy for his family at all. You seem like a real winner

What the last couple of years have taught me is the entitlement and vitriol in this country is out of control. RIP Roy
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Post#14 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:28 am

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Winsome Gerbil wrote:
MagicBagley18 wrote:Dude is dead have some respect at least in the thread name


Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.

Wow you must fun and giggles, life of the party IRL. Then again I remember your rambling about Boogie, etc. Seems like many other people agree with my settlement.


Oh no, for what it's worth I'm most definitely not the fun of the party. Proudly so. I'm not that insecure, nor do I give a flying hoot about playing for others' approval. You could put every drug known to mankind on the table in front of me, and you'd be very lucky if I didn't just scoop them all up and flush $1000 of your money down the toilet for the insult.

Not sure what Boogie's got to do with anything. His career was ruined by things outside his control. That, I won't make excessive fun of. May eventually do an "anger issues" thread, but I think there's a huge break there between guys who just were in game angry and guys who were actually thugs/a threat to hurt people...or dogs...offcourt.

Tarpley however? He is THE cautionary tale. If he's got one last contribution to make it is solely as a failure so over the top that no kid ever wants to emulate him.
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Post#15 » by RamonSessions7 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:31 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Plutonashfan wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.

Wow you must fun and giggles, life of the party IRL. Then again I remember your rambling about Boogie, etc. Seems like many other people agree with my settlement.


Oh no, for what it's worth I'm most definitely not the fun of the party. Proudly so. I'm not that insecure, nor do I give a flying hoot about playing for others' approval. You could put every drug known to mankind on the table in front of me, and you'd be very lucky if I didn't just scoop them all up and flush $1000 of your money down the toilet for the insult.

Not sure what Boogie's got to do with anything. His career was ruined by things outside his control. That, I won't make excessive fun of. May eventually do an "anger issues" thread, but I think there's a huge break there between guys who just were in game angry and guys who were actually thugs/a threat to hurt people...or dogs...offcourt.

Tarpley however? He is THE cautionary tale. If he's got one last contribution to make it is solely as a failure so over the top that no kid ever wants to emulate him.


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Post#16 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:35 am

RamonSessions7 wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Plutonashfan wrote:Wow you must fun and giggles, life of the party IRL. Then again I remember your rambling about Boogie, etc. Seems like many other people agree with my settlement.


Oh no, for what it's worth I'm most definitely not the fun of the party. Proudly so. I'm not that insecure, nor do I give a flying hoot about playing for others' approval. You could put every drug known to mankind on the table in front of me, and you'd be very lucky if I didn't just scoop them all up and flush $1000 of your money down the toilet for the insult.

Not sure what Boogie's got to do with anything. His career was ruined by things outside his control. That, I won't make excessive fun of. May eventually do an "anger issues" thread, but I think there's a huge break there between guys who just were in game angry and guys who were actually thugs/a threat to hurt people...or dogs...offcourt.

Tarpley however? He is THE cautionary tale. If he's got one last contribution to make it is solely as a failure so over the top that no kid ever wants to emulate him.


Cool……


Hey, I'm not the one trying to derail a thread by making it about me.

Tarpley is a famous case. Major talent. Never let himself have a career.
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Post#17 » by Plutonashfan » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:39 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Plutonashfan wrote:
Winsome Gerbil wrote:
Guy was a mental midget. Also one of my favorite players at the time.

Made epically bad choices -- he took the respect from his own name, not me.

Wow you must fun and giggles, life of the party IRL. Then again I remember your rambling about Boogie, etc. Seems like many other people agree with my settlement.


Oh no, for what it's worth I'm most definitely not the fun of the party. Proudly so. I'm not that insecure, nor do I give a flying hoot about playing for others' approval. You could put every drug known to mankind on the table in front of me, and you'd be very lucky if I didn't just scoop them all up and flush $1000 of your money down the toilet for the insult.

Not sure what Boogie's got to do with anything. His career was ruined by things outside his control. That, I won't make excessive fun of. May eventually do an "anger issues" thread, but I think there's a huge break there between guys who just were in game angry and guys who were actually thugs/a threat to hurt people...or dogs...offcourt.

Tarpley however? He is THE cautionary tale. If he's got one last contribution to make it is solely as a failure so over the top that no kid ever wants to emulate him.

Umm you doubling then tripling down on low-brow humor in light of addiction is not a cautionary tale. The fact you can't see that is on you. I wonder if you think Delonte West situation is just as funny and pun-worthy.
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Post#18 » by NyKnicks1714 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:41 am

OP was vigorously defending Karl Malone for you know what in the statue thread. Maybe don't be too shocked by how he's talking about Tarpley.
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Post#19 » by Winsome Gerbil » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:59 am

NyKnicks1714 wrote:OP was vigorously defending Karl Malone for you know what in the statue thread. Maybe don't be too shocked by how he's talking about Tarpley.


no, OP was making rational and well thought out arguments while the mob was patting itself on its back for its trite virtue signalling. Ooh, pedophilia is bad! So very insightful.

Now since I can't be cancelled -- I just don't care enough about your opinion to make that a winnable thing for you -- you might as well just run along now unless you've got some actual insight about Roy's abbreviated career.
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Post#20 » by TheBobster » Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:05 am

Winsome Gerbil wrote:
NyKnicks1714 wrote:OP was vigorously defending Karl Malone for you know what in the statue thread. Maybe don't be too shocked by how he's talking about Tarpley.


no, OP was making rational and well thought out arguments while the mob was patting itself on its back for its trite virtue signalling. Ooh, pedophilia is bad! So very insightful.

Now since I can't be cancelled -- I just don't care enough about your opinion to make that a winnable thing for you -- you might as well just run along now unless you've got some actual insight about Roy's abbreviated career.



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